Lab Assistant – Summer Student

Summer Student – 2018

Central Labs Ltd. is located in Red Deer, Alberta.  They are a Private Environmental Testing Laboratory that tests water, soil and oilfield wastes.  Central Labs has an opening for a summer student to assist with a variety of technical, administration and marketing tasks.

The ideal candidate must be or have:

  • At least 15 years of age
  • A Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or legally entitled to work and study in Canada.
  • Resides and/or attends school in Alberta with an Alberta address
  • Returning to high school or a post-secondary institution no later than November 1.
  • Must be enrolled in a program that will result in a Certificate, Diploma, or Degree. Technical training for Apprenticeship is not eligible
  • Is available for full-time summer employment
  • Participates in only one STEP position during the summer
  • a Class 5 Drivers license or equivalent

The ideal candidate should be:

– enrolled in any combination of the following programs:

– Hard Sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Bio-Chemistry, Administration, Marketing, Engineering)

– be willing to relocate to Red Deer, Alberta


The job description will entail:

– Term of employment will be approx. 16 weeks; starting at or near May 01, 2018

– Learning basic lab skills to prepare chemicals, perform a variety of preparation & analysis on soil, water, and oilfield wastes.

– Full training will be provided as per required skill set.

– Logistics support including sample shipping,  pickup & drop-off.

– assumed duties of emergency contact on alternating weekends and/or holidays, including sample preparation and/or analysis.

– when lab duties are caught up, the student will assist in marketing and promotion of the company, including but not limited to:

– social media updates

– attend networking & social functions as available or identified.

– formulate a marketing brochure which outlines the company and its services

– Seek out new clients by cold-contacting various companies in Central Alberta, possibly contacting head-offices in Calgary or Edmonton.

– assist in organization of our Annual Westerner Days pancake Breakfast (and possibly parade).

– Provide various other assistance as required by the company.

Wage range is between $12.50 – $22 / hr., dependent on educational/hands-on experience and enthusiasm.

This is your opportunity to learn some valuable laboratory, social, marketing and science skills.

A very obnoxious, yet fun-to-drive car will be provided.

Please send and e-mail with your cover letter, resume and references to:  You MUST QUOTE CL-STEP18 in the subject line.